editor - July 21, 2010
The LA Times has an interview today with Joe Johnston, a director who has been in Hollywood for 30 years but has never actually made a movie that didn't completely suck. Next up for Joe is my beloved Captain America, and he's not off to the greatest start in the world with this one either.
"He's a guy that wants to serve his country but he's not a flag-waver. We're reinterpretating sort of what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was."
"...it's also the idea that this is not about America so much as it is about the spirit of doing the right thing. It's an international cast and an international story."
I'm still hopeful because this has a tremendous cast led by Chris Evans and was (reportedly) re-written by the great Joss Whedon, but Johnston had a great cast and writer for 'the Wolfman' too, and he took the controls and steered it right into the ground. Even the best ideas can be ruined if the wrong guy is in charge. Take slavery for example, that was a great deal, but then that busybody Lincoln had to ruin it.
(full size copy of the banner pic/movie concept art here)